Mets may have avoided disaster with Jacob deGrom’s MRI results

New York Mets fans were panicking when Jacob deGrom was scratched from his most recent start, but it looks like he’s going to be just fine. 

With star New York Mets pitcher Jacob deGrom having his last two starts delayed, fans across Queens have surely started to worry. When he’s on his game, deGrom is no doubt one of the best starters in MLB.

However, when he’s scratched from an appearance at the last minute, it’s going to raise plenty of eyebrows. Fortunately for the Mets, deGrom hasn’t been placed on the Injured List following his MRI and the plan, for now, is to have him rest his arm for a few days to see how he progresses from his right lat inflammation.

Mets hurler Jacob deGrom won’t be placed on the Injured List

The good news is that deGrom’s pain isn’t so bad that he’s being sent to the IL. Instead, skipper Luis Rojas has decided to wait and see how this plays out. On the year, deGrom is 2-2, with an unreal 0.51 ERA. He’s almost been unhittable when on the bump.

While the deGrom news has been a bit of a bummer, Rojas said he’s been thrilled with how the other guys in the rotation have been ready to step up at a moment’s notice.

“Everyone’s on their toes, a bunch of guys in there said ‘Give me the ball, I’ll start,’” Rojas said Tuesday via MLB.com. “(Marcus) Stroman, who is our pitcher tomorrow (Wednesday), asked me if I wanted him to start. So even though it’s been some of those challenging moments, it’s been comforting to see how the guys are just ready and they don’t get stuck in the moment. That has shown that family concept in here when you face some tough times.”

We’ll see how deGrom’s injury progresses, but it appears the feeling around Citi Field is that he shouldn’t be out for too long.